Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms 封神第一部: 朝歌风云 (2023) Review

The last time I saw an epic fantasy film based on Xu Zhonglin’s 16th-century classic novel The Investiture of the Gods was the horrendous result of League of Gods <3D封神榜> in 2016. Seven years later, Wuershan’s Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms <封神第一部: 朝歌风云>, however, seems more promising and even ambitious enough to expand the movie into a trilogy, which was reportedly shot back-to-back.

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Vital Sign 送院途中 (2023) Review

The first thing that Vital Sign <送院途中> caught my attention is the rarely-explored story of Hong Kong paramedics as the central theme. Of course, this is not the first time I’ve seen such a story with TVB’s acclaimed 2018 series Life on the Line <跳躍生命線> starring Joe Ma and Matthew Ho being the prime example.

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No More Bets 孤注一掷 (2023) Review

No More Bets <孤注一掷>, which was originally released in China on August 8 has amassed over RMB2.74 billion and still counting. The movie currently stands as the fourth highest-grossing Chinese movie so far behind Lost in the Stars <消失的她>, The Wandering Earth II <流浪地球2> and Full River Red <满江红>.

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